Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Hibiscus sabdariffa L.

Family: Malvaceae Genus: Hibiscus Species: Hibiscus sabdariffa L.






Synonym  Hibiscus fraternus L., Sabdariffa rubra Kostel.
Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Jamaican sorrell, Red sorrel, Red tea, Rosella Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name White Sorrel,rozelle,roselle,red Sorrel,jamaica Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Silo-sougree Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 1250 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit ovoid, beaked and hairy 5 cm long, 5.3 cm wide
Habitat Occurs in semi-evergreen forests and also cultivated Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Myanmar, Guinea, Nigeria, Philippines Angola, Egypt and Guatemala Bark Details Brown bark which is smooth when young
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Palmate
Description of Species It is an annual, erect, bushy, herbaceous subshrub to 8 ft (2.4 m) tall, with smooth or nearly smooth, cylindrical, typically red stems Leaf Details Leaves 4-11 X 0.5-1.5 cm, polymorphic, entire or palmately 3-5 Fid, partite or lobed; midlobe lanceolate or oblong, longer than the rest, cuneate at base

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found